Any tips for a first launch?

Ari Abdul
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Hi guys! I'm currently working at Facilitybot.co and we're hoping to post our very first launch sometime in the next couple of months.It'd be nice to get some useful tips/ideas from everyone in this community on achieving a successful first launch or just launch in general!

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Fabian Maume
Founder of Tetriz.io
This is the action plan I would recommend: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh... And here is a comparison of the results of my last launches to put it into perspective: https://fabian-maume.medium.com/...
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tejesh
building shopgracias.com
@fabian_maume please make spreadsheet public?
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Fabian Maume
Founder of Tetriz.io
Abderisak
Co-Founder of Avidnote. PhD researcher.
@fabian_maume Thanks for sharing Fabian. This might be useful for a lot of people.
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Teon Stamenovic
Co-Founder @ DocsCube
@fabian_maume Thanks for sharing! This is really helpful!
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Ari Abdul
I'm a digital marketer at FacilityBot.
@fabian_maume Oh wow thank you for this! <3
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Sharath Kuruganty
Head of Community at Threado
Some basic tips from my experience: - Given you have some time, I highly recommend building in public. Helps your audience to see where you can in your journey. - Always look for feedback when you launch on Product Hunt. - Warm-up your early believers so that they can support you on the launch day. - Add a story to your first comment and be as authentic as possible. People love stories. - Be available for everyone. Take criticism with a pinch of salt and celebrate positive feedback. - Have fun with the launch :)
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Daniel Ramirez
Developer
@5harath Building in public is a big plus! And if you use popular technologies like React, tag them on Twitter, they might just retweet it to their hundred thousands of followers!
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Ari Abdul
I'm a digital marketer at FacilityBot.
@5harath Thank you for these! Very helpful! <3
Jenny Nicholson
busy making things weird
@5harath @drmzio ooh that's such a great idea
Wout Dispa
CEO of BUNKAI #AI #computervision
Make sure you check https://blog.producthunt.com/how... - they wrote down in detail how you do it. Stick to the plan :)
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Michael Marra
CEO of Entre
A good hunter helps, check out https://yvoschaap.com/producthunt/ Growing an email list or twitter following before helps too. And using Ship tool can be useful
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Imtiyaz - Curatora.io
SaaS founder experimenting growth hacks.
@michaelwmarra +1 for ship
Anna Kuzma
B2B Marketing & Growth
@michaelwmarra Hey Michael. I'm pretty new to ProductHunt, also trying to figure out how to do the first launch... I meet lots of mentions of Ship. Could you please describe in a couple of words how it actually works?
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Michael Marra
CEO of Entre
Anna Kuzma
B2B Marketing & Growth
Abderisak
Co-Founder of Avidnote. PhD researcher.
@michaelwmarra Building a list certainly helps. It enables you to get your first few hundred (or thousands) users immediately.
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Adam Esk
Open to new opportunities
The best tips is Google unfortunately
Michael Perry
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Joy McNeil
Mental Health and Wellness Professional
Take care of yourself first. Self care and self compassion first.
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Danielle Poe
The Motivity Podcast With Danielle!
According to me, you should emphasize your value proposition.
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Sally Lin
I'm Sally
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Harpreet Chhabra
Animated explainer videos.
Hi Ari, I am here to share how we helped couple of other launches to be successful through our animated videos. it helps drive customer loyalty, smoothen negative user experience, grow brand awareness, and increase customer retention. Emotions drive a significant number of our decisions. It’s neither bad nor good, but it’s just a fact that every product creator should remember. It’s difficult to find a more effective way to evoke human emotions than to do it in an engaging, funny, and visually appealing video.
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Ari Abdul
I'm a digital marketer at FacilityBot.
@harpreet_chhabra Hey Harpreet! Thanks for this! Definitely will try to evoke some emotions to connect with the audience!
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Harpreet Chhabra
Animated explainer videos.
@ari_facilitybot Great! so would you be open for a quick chat?
Abderisak
Co-Founder of Avidnote. PhD researcher.
Don't overthink it. Think of any established startup that you know. You probably don't remember their launch. View the launch as a continuous process.
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Vanessa Onuegbu
Big Board Book Club
Make sure you distributed what you're building across as many platforms as you can!
Paul Mit
💎 Founder @Aaply, @FlowMapp
I've recently collected pre-launch tips that we do in while building Aaply www.aaply.app. Here they are: Preparing basics: 1. Branding + landing page. 2. Let users join the waitlist starting the first day of development/idea. 3. Creating social media accounts (tw, li, fb, medium). 4. Beginning to post, posting process content (what you are building, why, how, etc.) 5. Basic SEO optimisation. 6. Analytics setup (GA, SearchConsole, etc). 💬 Communication pre-launch: 1. Guest blogging. 2. Being active in tw/li discussions. 3. Reaching out to industry influencers. 4. Content marketing (blog + reddit/medium). 5. Co-promo with partners (products with later-stage startups with an audience). 💻 Product pre-launch: 1. Closed beta (limited functions, very very small group of users). 2. Сlosed beta №2 (more people after fixing few bugs 😁). 3. Access for all users from waitlist (when MVP/EVP is ready). Hope this helps!
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Vanessa Onuegbu
Big Board Book Club
Join the communities where your target audience is!
Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
Hello, Ari! I just finished my article today about our experience with the tips, insights, and advice https://medium.com/@demyanchuk.j... I hope it will be helpful! Good luck with the launch!
Anurag Prasoon
🔥 Problem Solver 🛠 Wantpreneur
Focus on the core features of your product and Just Launch. get feedbacks from people, analyze the feedbacks and try to improve the product.
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Sara Douglas
I am Sara Douglas
First product is usually a challenging for a person. we had cery emotional ties with our first product. I remember when i was launching sell my house fast inglewood ca back in 2016 i was worried how to start.
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The best tips is Google unfortunately